>> Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as the finance chair of the Republican Party, after an explosive Wall Street Journal report citing dozens of sexual misconduct allegations against him. The RNC had been facing heat for its silence over the allegations. And in a statement, Friday, the DNC, which had been repeatedly hammered by the Republicans over Harvey Weinstein's political donations noted the RNC's mute response.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Wynn has routinely subjected women who work for him to unwanted sexual advances and the pattern of misconduct detailed by dozens of past and present employees. In one, a manicurist claims she was forced to have sex with Wynn shortly after the flagship Wynn Las Vegas opened in 2015.
The report citing people familiar with the matter said that she was later paid a $7.5 million settlement. Reuters could not independently verify the allegations, which the 76-year-old billionaire denied as preposterous. The board of directors of Wynn Resorts said it had met to form a special committee of independent directors to investigate the claims.
Wynn Resorts stock plunged over 10% Friday following the report.